Proposal on Projected Workforce Shortage
Examining Colorado Springs Strategy using Systems Thinking
Project Problem Statement:
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates that more than 25 percent of the working population will have reached retirement age by the year 2010, leaving a potential worker shortage of close to 10 million. Will there be worker surpluses or shortages? If so, what policies can Colorado Springs and other Colorado cities adopt to deal with them?
Develop approaches to guide Colorado regions, focusing on Colorado Springs, in preparing for the future by
- identifying, if possible, a robust strategy to increase the competitiveness and benefit the economy of the Colorado Springs
- region whether or not a worker shortage develops.
defining a recommended set of policies to deal with potential surpluses or shortages mismatches.
- monitoring whether a worker surplus or shortage is developing.
Define the considerations influences and feedbacks that will determine whether there will be worker surpluses or shortages. Develop a system dynamics map that captures these influences and feedbacks to guide policy development.